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General Applications Now Open: ASBCB Omics Codeathon

The National Institutes of Health Office of Data Science Strategy (ODSS), in partnership with the African Society for Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (ASBCB), is pleased to announce a virtual omics-focused codeathon.

Codeathon Date: October 7-10, 2021

Apply to participate here.


We're now in the general applications phase. Participant applications are due September 03, 2021.
Applying early is encouraged. Codeathon projects have the potential to result in peer-reviewed articles which are fully sponsored by the codeathon organizers.
Please send an email to contact@asbcb.org if you have suggestions or questions with regard to the codeathon.

If you're interested in participating in the codeathon, please apply to participate in the codeathon by September 03, 2021. We're now in the general applications phase. Participant applications are due September 03, 2021. Applying early is encouraged as it increases your chances of being shortlisted and assigned to your preferred team.

Please apply to participate in the codeathon here by September 03, 2021.

Kindly feel free to forward this information to your colleagues who may be interested.

This event is free and open to all life science researchers, data scientists and coders. Codeathon participants will increase their capacity building, hone their bioinformatics and data science skills, and build new relationships during this event. Participants will have access to resources including Cloud Compute and Storage for working on their ideas during the codeathon.

Participants will be selected based on experience and motivation to attend. Applicants confirming their participation are expected to participate in the full event.

Codeathon themes generally include the following:

  1. Omics Analysis
    • Next-Geneneration Sequencing (NGS)
    • Genomics
    • Transcriptomics
    • Metaomics (Metagenomics, Metatranscriptomics, Metaproteomics, Analysis of the Microbiome)
    • Proteomics
    • Metabolomics
    • Single cell
    • ChIPseq
    • ATACseq
  2. Tutorials
    • Containers
    • Workflows/Toolkits
    • Jupyter Notebooks
    • Knowledge Collection
  3. Data Science
    • Data Reformatting
    • Data Parsing
    • Visualization
  4. Image Analysis
    • Microscopy
    • Clinical
  5. Text Mining
    • Metadata
    • Clinical Data
    • Publication Data
    • Medical Records and Omics Data
    • Bioassays


Scientists at any stage of their data science journey are encouraged to apply. Codeathon teams will benefit from team members with any of the following skills:



ASBCB CoSIs:
ASBCB has broad bioinformatics research groups or communities through which it operates. These ASBCB Communities of Special Interest (CoSI) keep our members engaged in webinars, workshops, and other research events.

Click here to learn more about ASBCB CoSIs.

www.asbcb.org